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Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas

Award winning Christmas Children's Book about a Purple Santa Suit!

“One Christmas Eve it was a cold stormy night; and nothing at the north pole was going quite right…” Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas is a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book telling a whimsical tale of Santa’s journey through a Christmas Eve that doesn’t go as he expects. One small event leads…

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Chalkboard Art & Holiday Hoopla

Social Media Sharable: Holiday Hoopla Chalk Art Campaign Illustrated and Designed by Cherish Flieder

It wasn’t long ago that chalkboard lettering and chalkboard art (especially on the classic blackboard) became a major trend. I’m sure you have noticed, it’s everywhere, especially at art supply stores, home decor studios, and gift shops. Plus, Pinterest is out of control with numerous, wonderful chalk board inspirational sayings. While I love studying trends,…

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Book of Life Movie: Paul Sullivan, Art Director Presentation

"This film is a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village."Book of Life Movie Concept Illustration, Art Director Paul Sullivan © 2014 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Paul Sullivan, Art Director for the animated film “Book of Life” and fellow RMCAD Illustration Grad will be on campus at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design on Friday, Nov. 7! He will give a lecture/presentation in the Mary Harris Auditorium at 12:30-1:30 followed by a Q & A on the movie. The community is…

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Even After Everything: Art Exhibition

2014 Biennial Faculty + Staff Exhibition, Even After Everything. Philip J. Steele Gallery Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

2014 Biennial Faculty + Staff Exhibition, Even After Everything. Philip J. Steele Gallery  Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design October 9 – 29, 2014 The rich, creative accomplishments of our online and on-campus faculty and staff serve as a strong foundation for our college. The exhibition showcases art and design works created by members…

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“When You Lose Someone You Love” Book on Kickstarter

Zenspirations Art by Joanne Fink

Joanne entrusted me with a prototype copy of this little book and I’m telling you, it seriously has some healing powers. It is a project very near and dear to her heart. Joanne Fink began making the illustrated pages while she was grieving the sudden loss of her beloved husband. Each spread is something to cherish…

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Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

It’s summertime here in North America and we are still going strong with the color of the year… Radiant Orchid. It was declared last December by the Pantone color experts themselves. Personally, these shades of orchid have been my personal favorites forever, so I’m not surprised to see their dynamic versatility. With the perfect balance between a warm pink and a…

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No-Sew Natural Burlap Drawstring Bags Craft

This blog hop is sponsored by BurlapFabric.com. They sent me these cute little natural burlap bag drawstring bags. I found these darling fabric and lace embellishments on wooden spools and thought they would look great on the little burlap drawstring bags. After testing out the best colors and positioning of the trim. I cut it down…

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Decorate Plain Party Paper with Washi Tape

Transform plain cupcakes into a reason to celebrate with these easy to make washi tape embellishments.

Turn plain paper into PARTY TIME with a little decorative washi tape. This month’s DCC craft designer blog hop is all about parties! Over the last year our design studio, Cherished Solutions, llc  has been working to design fun washi tape designs. We have designed everything from the sports washi tape you see here to the…

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Cinco de Mayo Salsa

Fresh Garden Salsa Recipe by Benjamin Hummel for Something to Cherish

As promised in today’s earlier post called Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers, my husband Benjamin Hummel is here to share his family-famous salsa. We are going to call Benjamin’s salsa “Cinco de Mayo Salsa,” but honestly it is a wonderful treat all year round. Ben’s Cinco De Mayo Salsa Story and Recipe from the Kitchen of Benjamin Hummel In…

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Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers

Washi Tape Garden Plant Markers - DIY

Happy May. Specifically, Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today’s our first Monday, monthy CHA Designer Blog Hop (see the banner to the right to keep hopping). The theme is “How does your garden grow?” My response…well, my seedlings got off to a late start so they are still sprouting up and growing roots. I’m just at…

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I’ve gone cuckoo for cuckoo clock art

Cuckoo Clock by Cherish Flieder of Something to Cherish - Art Licensing & Illustration

This month I took on the fun challenge to design a cuckoo clock phone case. I thought it would be fun to try out a different technique. What do you think about it? Do we need a cuckoo clock ringtone to go with it? Thanks for stopping by today. Feel free to check out more art…

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Banner of Hope: You are a blessing.

A simple message of hope created for everyone who sees this banner “You are a blessing.” I sewed and painted this 8″x12″ Banner of Hope on New Year’s Day as a response to an invitation to the professional Designer Members of the Craft & Hobby Association and the non-profit art program called Charity Wings. It will…

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Decorating Christmas Cookies

Can you believe it’s already December? To get in the Christmas spirit, our family thought it would be great fun to get the little cousins together to bake and decorate some Christmas cookies. Here are a few snapshots of our day together in the kitchen and enjoying our tasty results. I can’t think of a…

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Water Balloon Candle Making

How do I make homemade water balloon candles for fall decor

Who knew water balloon candle making could be so much fun? I recently discovered this method for using water balloons on Pinterest. So, for my fall craft blog hop project, I decided to test this out for you.   How do I make homemade water balloon candles? Start with regular water balloons filled with water, of…

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Nicole Tamarin Licensing Illustration

Peacock Plumes Collection Nicole Tamarin

I am pleased to introduce to you my art licensing friend Nicole Tamarin. We first met in person at the 2012 Surtex, and I invited her on the blog for a brief feature of her work. Of course, she is super busy doing art and caring for her family, so finally at Surtex 2013 we…

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Hello Instagram, I’m Back!

instagram cherish flieder

Instagram is one of those apps that I have used off and on for over 2 years, but only really posted a couple times every December. Their unstable TOC is probably one of the reasons that I was hesitant to use it too much. Some artists are still up in arms over this, check out…

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Playground Art Discoveries

Recess Chitchat Art by Cherish Flieder

Let me share with you an exciting new piece that came about from a summer of art play and rediscovering places I want to take my art This artwork is all about celebrating the simple memories I have from my playground days. Slides, jump ropes, four square, hopscotch, tetherball, and others were always favorites, but…

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